Crane Accidents

Las Vegas Crane Accident Lawyer

Representing Clients Injured in Crane Accidents and other Construction Accidents

Cranes, along with scaffolds, are one of the most common pieces of construction equipment. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there are approximately 125,000 cranes in operation today in the construction industry, as well as an additional 80,000-100,000 in general and maritime industries. OSHA also reports that more than 250,000 crane operators and a very large number of other workers and the general public are at risk of serious injury or death as a result of accidents involving cranes, derricks, hoists, and hoisting accessories.

Crane accidents can occur for a number of reasons, such as:

  • Improper crane manufacture or assembly
  • Inadequate crane operator training
  • Crane buckling or collapse
  • Mechanical failures
  • Inadequate or improper maintenance
  • Contact with electrical lines

If you were injured in a crane accident, you may be entitled to money damages and other compensation. For more than 30 years, Las Vegas accident lawyer Robert M. Apple has focused on helping protect the rights of the victims of a wide variety of accidents and injuries, including scaffolding accidents, crane accidents, and other construction accidents. As a result, he is well-equipped to handle the legal challenges involved with personal injury lawsuits and workers’ compensation claims.

If you were injured in a crane accident or other construction accident, contact Robert M. Apple & Associates at (702) 646-0085 today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more about possible workers’ compensation benefits or personal injury damages.

Construction Workers Injured in Crane Accidents

If you are a construction worker who was injured in an on-the-job accident involving a crane or hoist, you are generally entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Under Nevada workers’ compensation laws, injured workers are able to recover a percentage of their pre-injury wages for any work-related injuries or illnesses. Because Nevada law places a number of legal requirements on injured workers regarding medical treatment and the workers’ compensation claim process, it is highly recommended that you consult with a knowledgeable Nevada workers’ compensation lawyer like those at Robert M. Apple & Associates.

Depending on the circumstances of the crane accident, injured construction workers may also be able to recover money damages in a third-party lawsuit as well. For instance, if the accident was caused by defective crane equipment, the crane manufacturer could be liable for any injuries and damages in a product liability lawsuit.

Bystanders and Pedestrians Injured in Crane Accidents

In some situations, non-construction workers – such as motorists, bystanders, pedestrians, and bicyclists can be injured in a crane accident. In these situations, the injured party can pursue legal action against the general contractor, crane manufacturer, and/or other negligent parties.

Call for a Free Consultation

For more than 30 years, Las Vegas construction accident lawyer Robert M. Apple has focused on helping accident victims obtain maximum money damages from all possible sources. If you were injured in a crane accident, contact Robert M. Apple & Associates at (702) 646-0085 today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more about possible workers’ compensation benefits or personal injury damages.

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